Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The saga of the 5-legged puppy

We have seen 2-legged dogs, 3-legged dogs, but a 5 legged dog?

Lilly was born with 5 legs to a person who had recently lost his job. Desperate, he decided to sell her to a carnival side show for $3,000....not such a happy ending for Lilly, so when I first heard about it, I decided not to post the story.

olina one-upped the carnival buyer and offered the original owner $4,000. The first owner had gotten a lot of heat after the original story broke, so was eager to offload the puppy drama, as long as he could still get the profit. Siegel is also going to take on the $2,000 in medical expenses to remove the 5th leg so that Lilly can live a normal life. The carnival owner insisted that he would have given Lily a good life, but I think she is better off with a family than in a cage on Coney Island, dragging around a 5th leg that does not even appear to be functional.

Lily may not be famous in the future, but dogs don't need fame, they need happy endings in forever homes.

UPDATE: Seigel has received an outpouring of support and well wishes since rescuing Lilly from the Coney Island Freak Show. A NYC vet has even offered to do Lilly's surgery for free.


  1. hope Lilly has a very good life; who wants to be in a carnival travelling all over the place!!

  2. anyone with a name as beautiful as lily deserves special care.


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